Guardianship of Minor Article


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The State Bar also maintains a listing of all Arizona attorneys on their website, and certifies “specialists” in eight legal areas. (Not all attorneys seek such certification, however.) Lists of specialists can also be found at the State Bar of Arizona’s website.


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  • My younger cousin who calls me aunt has been arrested And cps has gotten involved. Although her daughter has already been living here for 6 months they say I need guardianship of the child and need it by the next day or they will have no choice but to take guardianship of her while they say she can still live with me. My question is would it be easier to get the child's mother (and legal ) to sign over guardianship or to go through the courts which is going to cost me 350$ and will take weeks to get a court date?
  • I was wondering how could my 19 year old sister go about taking custody of me? im 15 years old my dads locked up and is technically now illegal and well my mom isnt financially stable and already has my 4 younger brothers and sisters from 2 different men to take care of.
  • My wife's sister and husband want to relinquish their rights as parents and transfer full custody and legal guardianship to my wife and I. If both parents are consenting and sign a notarized court approved form, would we be required to announce the hearing in the local newspaper?
  • what is the name of the form that must be filled out annually by the guardian of a minor child?
  • My husband passed away three months ago. The insurance company requested me to furnish appointment of guardianship to release the benefit of my daughter (under 18) under the Group Term Life Insurance. What should I do?
  • im 14 yr old and both my parents do drugs and have serious achol problems they both been 2 jail for domestic violence i have a lil brothere can i take there parental rights away and give them 2 2 of your fanily memberes that can take care of us and not let them have any contact with me or my little brother and still have contact with or othere family
  • My boyfriends little brother is living with us and has been for a long time since their mom got deported. We now need proof of guardianship so he can get his driver license. How do we go about getting this?
  • my boyfriends mother has had gaurdianship of our daughter for about two years. what are our rights as her parents??? also she wont even lets us be alone with her??? my fiencee and i are well established with jobs and a nice apartment. what can we do??? please help!!! thank you
  • With a legal guradianship of a minor the age of 16, who performs the home evaluation prior to the final court hearing?
  • i have a son and a daughter and i would like my fiance to be their permanent guardian, when we get married does he automatically become their guardian?

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